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Author: George Koroneos

The King of New York: an interview with Turbo A.C.’s frontman Kevin Cole

The Turbo A.C.s, like Electric Frankenstein and Degeneration, are one of those bands that just personifies New York City. Their sound defined the NYC scene in the late ’90s and frontman Kevin Cole is considered the modern day king of the New York punk. Go to a show anywhere in Manhattan and you’re bound to see him. He has his fingers on the pulse of rock and roll and his cool, calm demeanor just screams punk rock.   This interview originally appeared in Life in a Bungalo on March 16, 2006 If kicking ass had a soundtrack it would feature more than a...

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ALL (Descendents) Live at Maxwell’s | 8/19/2002 (full video)

Say what you will about the legendary Descendents — I will never argue their awesomeness — but ALL is the version of the Descendents I grew up with. From the moment I first heard “Original Me” on Breaking Things, I knew ALL was going to be one of my favorite bands and Chad Price was going to be one of my heroes. I was very lucky to catch ALL on a number of tours starting with their Irving Plaza show on May 25, 1995 supporting Pummel and I never saw them play a weak set. While I was stoked...

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Tiger Army interview with psychobilly heartthrob Nick 13 at WWF New York

I can’t lie, Tiger Army was the band that made me fall in love with psychobilly. Hell, I don’t think I even knew what psychobilly was until I got the second Give ‘Em the Boot compilation from Hellcat in 1999 and was instantly smitten. Keep in mind, the Internet was crap in the late ’90s and discovering music was still limited to going to music stores and making mix CDs. That said, Tiger Army was the gateway drug that led me to discover a ton of great psychobilly bands and horror bands over the past 15 year.  All I can remember...

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Mai Tai T.V. #29: Hambone: Behind the Music, Legion, NXT Asbury Park

This week, we take a detour from our normal scheduled programming and dive deep into the life of John Hambone McGuire, the mysterious gentleman that played bass in a ton of brilliant bands including Pencey Prep, Fairmont, Brine and Bastards and Leathermouth. Hambone dishes on over two decades in the music business and what it was like playing with some of the greatest legends in punk rock.  We also discuss how awesome FX’s new Legion is, we give a full review of NXT Asbury Park and I tell the tale of how we waited in line for four hours to meet Chris...

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Mai Tai T.V. #28: Animal Blood, AFI, Logan, Royal Rumble predictions

It’s a new year and we’ve got amazing new guests. This week, join us as we interview the lumberjack Dangerous Dave Trainer about playing guitar in one of the most legendary New Jersey punk metal fusion bands, Animal Blood. He also walks us through his day-to-day life as a professional Sami Zayn impersonator. But that’s not all. George also shares his tragic past with tequila, particularly the infamous El Greco/Señor Chocolate incident and the New Orleans Half Man debacle. We spend the rest of the evening discussing the upcoming Iron Maiden tour, the new AFI record, the trend of...

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